“The Misrepresentation of Sophia Burset: The Reality of Trans Women within the Carceral State”

When Orange Is The New Black was first released in 2013, the world of film and television changed forever. For the first time ever arises a prominent, recurring Black trans woman character throughout all seven seasons of the Netflix show–a character who is multifaceted, powerful and imperfect, Black, and trans, all the while played by […]

“The Justification of Loving a Trans Woman”

Earlier this summer, dozens of trans women across various social media outlets created a motion to “Boycott DL Men” via Instagram, Twitter, and so forth. The overall intent behind this motion was to call-out the double-bind that we trans women find ourselves hegemonically placed in as a result of men’s treatment towards us, whereas all […]

“Queer Trans Women Need Theory, Too!: Approaching the Intersections of Trans Sexuality, Gender, and Expression”

At the beginning of this year, my partner at the time and I had been a part of a photoshoot for an upcoming issue in Butch Is Not A Dirty Word!, a queer, not-for-profit magazine, and also the world’s only magazine created by and for, specifically, butches in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Our close […]